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Doan Ngo Festival, commonly called “Tet giet sau bo” (pest-killing festival), on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month is one of the many traditional customs of Vietnamese people, and it falls on June 3 this year.

Ministry approves project on digitalising Vietnamese festivals

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) has approved a project on digitalising all types of Vietnamese festivals for the 2021-2025 period. They involve traditional and cultural ones, industry festivals, and those of foreign origin.

Festivals may be cancelled due to coronavirus threat

The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recommended postponing or cancelling traditional festivals which are yet to start, and for those which already began in the face of the threat of coronavirus.

Sa Pa district-level town to be formally established on January 1, 2020

The National Assembly Standing Committee’s resolution on the establishment of Sa Pa district-level town in the northern province of Lao Cai was handed over to the locality’s People’s Committee at a ceremony on December 28.

Da Nang to hold Quan The Am Festival

 One of the country’s largest festivals, the Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) festival in Da Nang city, will be held on March 25-27 at the Quan The Am Pagoda in Hoa Vang district.

Traditional festivals listed national intangible cultural heritage

 VietNamNet Bridge – Festivals at the Va temple and Hat Mon temple in the capital city of Hanoi have been named as part of the country’s intangible cultural heritage, Ha Noi Moi newspaper reports.

Traditional festivals in Vietnam to be rated

VietNamNet Bridge – Traditional festivals will be scored for the first time for their content, management as well as their compliance with the laws by state agencies and newspapers.

Photo book showcases southern VN's tai tu music

 VietNamNet Bridge – Photographer Nguyen A's book on tai tu music, a genre of traditional music unique to southern Viet Nam, has been released in HCM City.

Travel company builds Red River tourism as special treat for tourists

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi’s Thang Long GTC One Member Public Limited Company - the only supplier of tourist services on the Hong (Red) River - aims to make the river a special destination for domestic and foreign vacationers,

Spring festivals become a burden on local communities

VietNamNet Bridge - Spring festivals represent the traditional beauty of Vietnam, but instead of bringing good things for the community, they are becoming a burden on local governments and the tourism industry. Why?

Khen Be (Pan-pipe) - A unique musical instrument

 VietNamNet Bridge – Legend has it that a poor young man named Lo went missing from his village. After some time his friends went to look for him and finally found him, dead by a stream with a Khen Be in his hand.

Week-long culture event introduces ethnic traditions

 VietNamNet Bridge – The National Great Solidarity – Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Week will take centre stage at the Culture-Tourism Village of Dong Mo, in Ha Noi's Son Tay Town from November 18-24.

The cultural festivals should not be missed in October

In October, cultural festivals will be taking place across the country, from the Kin Lau Khau Mau festival in Lai Chau, Co Le Pagoda festival in Nam Dinh to the Kate festival in Binh Thuan or Dolta festival and cow racing in An Giang.

Village temple bears soul of rural community

 VietNamNet Bridge – Together with two other common village symbols - the banyan tree and the well - a temple is essential to the spiritual life of almost all people in rural areas.

Ministry lists intangible heritage

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced a list of 33 examples of intangible cultural heritage according to Cultural Heritage Law.

Exhibition honours traditional festivals

 VietNamNet Bridge – Visitors to the Museum of Ethnology can learn about traditional festivals in Val-de-Marne, a province neighbouring the French capital, and Yen Bai, a northern mountainous province of Viet Nam,